The Duchess of Cambridge is loved for many reasons. She is poised and graceful, but she is also one of the more relatable members of the Royal Family. So much so that she was even spotted playing football and drinking beer at Newmarket Racecourse in Cambridge on Thursday afternoon (June 23).
The Duke and Duchess were in good spirits as they attended the first ever Cambridgeshire County Day yesterday. Kate Middleton was dressed in a patterned dress and nude wedges. Despite the size of her heels, the royal still amazed crowds by excitedly kicking a football.
After taking a shot at hitting the target in front of a cheering Prince William, the duchess shook the hand of a boy playing before her and said: “You did better than I did.” William then also had his turn at kicking the ball despite being dressed in a navy suit and suede shoes.
In photos taken on the day, the couple can be seen laughing and cheering each other on as they attempt to hit the target. To cool off, the pair then had a beer as they spoke to attendees and sampled chocolate. Kate later asked one woman if she could hold her four-month-old daughter by saying “I love babies.” The delighted mother, Marianne Provoost, had travelled from the Netherlands to watch the races.
The day of festivities saw thousands of people raise money for charity through activities such as racing and performances. The event also included more than 100 stands hosted by Cambridgeshire businesses and charities. But, of course, a visit from the Duke and Duchess remained the highlight of the day.
Earlier that day, an incredible life-sized portrait of the duke and duchess was unveiled at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum. During the event, fans were quick to notice that Kate chose to re-wear a beautiful £325 dress by LK Bennett which she also has in another colour. But it was the duke who stole the show when he made a hilarious remark after seeing the new portrait for the first time.
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